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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Crone Rising seeks non-fiction

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Deadline: February 16, 2021

Crone Rising is an exploration of women’s power and femininity. We learn insights during our lives, and we want to hear from women over the age of 40. We want you to share the experiences that shaped you. We want to hear about your inner strength and how you learned to become who you are today.

We are looking for creative nonfiction stories. As with all CNF, your story should be first-person, and you are encouraged to include events and conversations as you remember them. Take us back to those moments that are touchstones to your power and voice as a woman.

Your voices matter.

Crone Rising is the first collection in our Guiding Voices series where we ask authors to share their experiences through creative nonfiction storytelling. We look forward to bringing these and many more stories to readers everywhere!
Submission Guidelines

1. Submissions opened on January 19, 2021 and are due on or before 12:00 p.m. PST on February 16, 2021. Please submit all stories to with Subject Line: Crone Rising and the title of your work.
2. All submissions must be in English and double spaced with 12-point Times New Roman font, paragraphs must be tab-indented, and manuscripts must have Shunn formatting (click here for an example) and use the Chicago Manual of Style. Any edits we make will enforce both Shunn and Chicago formatting to include grammar, punctuation, and layout.
3. Please submit your story as a .docx file. Your name, the work’s title, and the work’s word count must be on the front page. Please also include your pronouns and a 50- to 300-word author’s bio with your submission. If you have a social media account, such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, please also include your handles.
4. Story length is 7,000 to 11,000 words. Your story must meet the minimum word count. Submissions below 7,000 words and above 11,000 words will be rejected without consideration.
5. Please do not submit first drafts to us. Your work should have been read aloud, edited by you, and made as ready as possible for our acquisitions editor’s review. If you submit a rough draft or a draft requiring substantial edits, your manuscript is likely to be rejected without consideration.
6. You must own the rights to your submission. Only original works will be considered.
7. We do allow simultaneous submissions. If your work is published elsewhere, please let us know immediately. Contact us at
8. You retain the copyright and rights to reprint your work. However, Jazz House Publications has the right to use your name and story to market this anthology. This right is retained from the time of submission through this anthology’s shelf life. By submitting your story to Jazz House Publications, you agree to these terms.
9. Accepted authors will be paid $45 within 30 days of the date of publication, which is expected to be in May of 2021. All payments will be made through PayPal. We are not offering author copies of this work.
10. If you have questions, please contact us via email at or, on Twitter, send a Direct Message to @JazzHousePR.

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